The Missouri Bar. Fall Committee Meetings November 18, 2011. Family Law Section Immigration Law Committee Juvenile Courts and Laws Committee . Joint CLE . Adoption Practice and Ethical Representation . 1.5 CLE Credit 1 Ethics Credit. General Topics. Overview of In re C.M.B.R.
Fall Committee Meetings
November 18, 2011
1.5 CLE Credit
1 Ethics Credit
333 S.W.3d 793
Missouri Supreme Court
January 25, 2011
“The parent… shall be notified of the right to have counsel, and if they request counsel…, counsel shall be appointed by the court.” §211.462.2.
“12. A birth parent… shall have the rightto legal representation and payment of any reasonable legal fees incurred…In addition, the court may appoint counsel… if: (1). A birth parent requests representation;” § 453.030.12.
Mother never asked for counsel. Was this due to:
Each concurring opinion wrote strongly for reversal but no remand for new trial (just return Child to Mother directly) – troubled in part by issues of mother’s lack of access to counsel who was: